Mixed Media with Cottage Chic Charm

It’s all in the Details
by Miriam Schulman

animal art
Hens are pecking in the grass with romantic flowers

Yesterday, I talked about how I transformed two paintings. Emboldened by that success I looked around my studio and took two more paintings out of their stuffy frames and had some fun.


Sides of Hen painting have English Cottage Roses. Save money on framing and display without one!

For these I also carried the motif to the sides. For the hen painting, I changed my boring black sides to a nice parchment cream and added English cottage roses. For the sheep painting, I painted the sides a bright yellow and added French country blue paisley. These whimsical touches mean not only do you not need a frame to display this canvas art but you really wouldn’t want one!

Sheet art is edged with French Country motif of blue paisley on a rich warm yellow background
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Sheep art is enhanced with whimsical patterned background and butterflies

Can’t you picture these farm animal paintings in a country kitchen, a cottage chic living room or a romantic old fashioned nursery?With that decorating scheme in mind I went on a search on etsy to see what other cottage chic art and accessories I could find to complement this design aesthetic.

0 thoughts on “Mixed Media with Cottage Chic Charm”

  1. Flowers, flowers, flowers. Nothing says cottage chic like a wonderful, colorful mixture of flowers. Thank you for including my Laura Ashley pincushion in this English countryside-inspired blog.


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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